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We provide analysis, extraction, modification and R&D services for clients engaged in the transformation of biological based resources into high-value products through the application of advanced technological processes. Our expertise includes pharmaceutical drug discovery and development, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, pilot-scale fermentation, and natural product extraction and processing technologies.
We have specialist chemical and biochemical expertise for the discovery of new drug candidates to target a range of conditions and diseases. We also have dedicated bio-processing expertise for the necessary assessment of new drug candidates including impurity and identity specification and calibration and assay testing in drug metabolism studies at scales ranging from milligram to gram quantities. Read more >>
We have specialist expertise to help clients identify and quantify natural extracts from a wide range of natural products including plants and animals. The development of these extracts as potential ingredients for nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and functional foods is a growing global trend and we are continually forging partnerships with other research organisations to maintain a leadership position for the New Zealand economy. Read more >>
We have one of only three laboratories worldwide that offers a full carbohydrate analysis facility for complex polysaccharide, lipopolysaccharide, glycolipid and glycosaminoglycan samples. Read more >>
We have extensive fermentation and microbiology capabilities in microbial systems covering the areas of pharmaceutical, cosmaceutical, nutraceutical, energy and food. We are able to produce pilot scale batches of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeast and fungi along a significant photosynthetic algae capacity. Our extraction and purification capabilities are world class with access to a range of different systems from organic solvent, supercritical fluid to aqueous processing. Read more >>